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chef free

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  • Birthday 06/04/1960

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    Bootleg trading, Hendrix, Gov't Mule, Allmans, Garcia/Dead, the Blues, Mountain Bikes, Pirate Radio, astronomy, being outside, BBQ, beer.

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  1. Why Zep Were Never Truly Recreated

    Yeah, that band really seemed to have it all! They took all the promise of the Sixties; the creativity, studio wizardry, and sheer genius-level musical scope of the Beatles, the raunchy Blues base of the 'Stones, the delicacy matched with explosive power of the Who, the classical/progressive arrangements of the Moody Blues, the technical expertise of Cream,the every-show-is-a-unique-experience, jazz improv ethic of the Grateful Dead and the voodoo soul of Jimi Hendrix and created THE sound of rock in the Seventies. Sadly, they had no successor... As far as why, I think you hit it on the head, 1. No other band had full staff of such creative, virtuoso level members, they just couldn't do it! and 2. Corporations went back to TELLING people what they wanted, in the Sixties studio heads knew they had no idea what "the kids today" wanted so they were much more willing to take a risk on untried styles and unknown acts. I think there is a third reason, The Sixties generation grew up with a very narrow range of experiences, they watched the same few TV shows, saw the same few movies, heard the same few radio stations, etc., so they had a shared group culture, they even called themselves the "counterculture" and looked to "their" music as a cultural touchstone. Now we are so much more fragmented into smaller groups and there is such a wide range of other entertainment; the internet, video games, movies-on-demand and so many more small niche markets that we will never see such a demand for any one kind of any product, even good quality music like Led Zeppelin. People just do not listen to music as much anymore...
  2. World War II

    Indeed the Treaty of Versailles is blamed for helping to cause the conditions which lead to the war, but there were many other including the Great Depression which had destabilized Europe. English imperialism led to a lot of suffering for a lot or people for a lot of years, they spread slavery to the United States, and spread tobacco and opium around the world, we're still digging out from that!
  3. The NBA 2017-2018 Thread

    Cavs lose by 28, Warriors lose by 19! I love this sport!
  4. BBC Not quite complete sessions

    I was pretty disappointed by the removal of the "It's Your Thing" jam in Communication Breakdown!
  5. Phrases that make your blood boil.

    I HATE "business buzzword bullshit"! They are just trying to sound like they know what they are talking about! For example: "At the end of the day...", just say "the result will be..." or "Going forward" instead of "in the future" or "from now on". Invent your own meaningless buzz phrases here: Corporate BS generator
  6. LED ZEPPELIN'S 50th ANNIVERSARY PLANS?

    http://www.waaf.com/blogs/anthony-capobianco/surviving-led-zeppelin-members-collaborate-50th-anniversary-book
  7. The NBA 2017-2018 Thread

    Wow! Who saw the return of Isaiah Thomas and Damian Lillard? Great to see IT back in form, 17 points in 19 min. on 6 of 12 shooting and moving like his old self! Lillard looked good too (6 of 9 from 3 point land). I'm excited to see these two teams back to full strength. And how about the Spurs/Knicks game? Kawhi Leonard's looking good too, 25 points on 8 of 20 and a full 30 min. Aldridge hit 29 and Manu hit a three on a failed lob pass, BUT THE REFS DIDN'T NOTICE!?!? How bad will the officials have to get before the league realizes that they added rules for years but have never add another ref? And what's up with the Rockets? Have the Thunder finally caught fire? Toronto was playing at a high level last time I watched one of their games. This season is getting better and better! Edited to add: How could I forget Steph Curry? 38 points in his comeback and 32 tonight including the game winning 3 pointer with 3 ticks left!
  8. different lyrics for (when the levee breaks)

    I always thought the lyrics were "make a marked man leave his home"!
  9. Anyone have any good GIFS?

  10. Anyone have any good GIFS?

  11. Marijuana legalization

    With Uber, Lyft, etc. there's NO EXCUSE for driving when you are fu_ked up!
  12. Marijuana legalization

    Don't drink and drive!
  13. Marijuana legalization

    He was drunk. It happened near my house. http://www.ktvu.com/news/2-chp-officers-injured-in-crash-on-880
  14. You all will forgive my doubts but I'm not holding my breath!
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